* Posts by Dabbb

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Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

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Re: Errr, censorship?

Christchurch Police station is only 3km away from mosque, less than 5 minutes drive, and yet shooter spent 17 minutes there and left freely. Maybe police should be concerned a bit less about online activities and more about, you know, doing their effin primary job ?

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Re: Errr, censorship?

Number of people who watched it live is probably few orders of magnitude less that those watched it after it happened, so facebook it or not is irrelevant.

Welcome. You're now in a timeline in which US presidential hopeful Beto was a member of a legendary hacker crew

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If you're worried that quantum computers will crack your crypto, don't be – at least, not for a decade or so. Here's why

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Re: 6,681 qubits?

Did I miss something and El Reg commentard just received Nobel for solving two fundamental issues of QM ?

Don't think so.

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Re: 6,681 qubits?

They stop being pointless the moment there is

1. Explanation of nature of entanglement.

2. Explanation of nature of wave function collapse.

There won't be any meaningful results until you understand underlying physics of what you're doing.

Airlines in Asia, Africa ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after second death crash in four-ish months

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It's similar to 737-800 but not to 737 Classic.

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Southwest has only 35 737 MAX 8 which seems to be problematic, out of 755 total, so grounding them would not be an issue. You need to remember that 737 over years had so many incremental changes that the only common thing between 737 Classic and 737 MAX is that 737 name, everything else is different and pilots training is different as well.

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Why do you think tickets on Lion or Ethiopian are cheaper than on Southwest ?

That's your answer.

So. To the question we really wanted answering: How real is 5G?

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5G vs WiFi

5G - ip address from operator range and devices directly exposed to Internet.

WiFi - ip addresses from private range and behind firewall and NAT.

Right now you can block your "smart" tv from accessing Internet on your router or simply not setting up networking, when in 5-10 years it comes with 5G chip and "complimentary" Internet connectivity you would have no idea what it is doing.

Does it make more sense now ?

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Re: Early Days

Sorry, I don't care about antenna size and how many you can fit into one butthole. I already have WiFi everywhere I need it and 4G for all other areas.

What is the main selling feature of 5G I am supposed to be excited about ?

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Re: Early Days

Just curious, what is latency of 24GHz 5G signal through reinforced steel concrete wall you normally find in high client density areas ?

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Imagine

you had design WiFi coverage for entire city using existing WiFi routers with range of about 100m. Nobody ever endured such a monumental task simply because required infrastructure is too expensive and number of required hotspots is just to high.

Enter 5G and suddenly base stations with pretty much same range but somewhat higher throughput suddenly became viable and whole idea is no longer considered insane.

Something does not add up here.

US Supremes urged by pretty much everyone in software dev to probe Oracle's 'disastrous' Java API copyright win

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Re: Microsoft's position has some issues

What about bugs ? Are they copyrightable ? Asking for a friend.

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Re: Don't make me laugh

"By being the greedy bastard, he made OpenJDK much more important and made looking languages like Kotlin or Scala more reasonable as they run well on the OpenJDK. More effort is being made to make the OpenJDK the go to JVM. This can only hurt selling commercial support and harassing customers about their Java licenses."

You know that OpenJDK actually maintained, among others, by Oracle, don't you?

Moneybags Buffett on ditching Oracle stake: I don't think I understand where the cloud is going

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Re: Shed

Anybody ? Really ?

Just to put bare bone required hardware into DC and get connectivity will make your bank account lighter by around $10m plus hundreds of thousands monthly to keep it running.

That's before you get any customers.

Good luck to that anybody.

Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

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Re: Tere's simply no rational reasons to run ARM servers.

There's SPARC, MIPS and POWER if that's your reasoning, some of them even cheaper than comparable x64 servers.

But none of them able to compete to x64, what makes you think ARM will be any different ?

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He means ARM workstations or laptops.

You can develop on Z80 if you want to, that does not make Linus's argument any less valid. Tere's simply no rational reasons to run ARM servers.

Oracle: Major ad scam 'DrainerBot' is rinsing Android users of their battery life and data

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Blokada

Google it.

Oracle throws toys out pram again, tells US claims court: Competing for Pentagon cloud contract isn't fair!

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Re: Interesting

I'm sorry, but what exactly the difference between building own datacenter vs renting space in Carpathia/QTS operated DC which already has everything you described ? Unless, of course, requirement of dedicated facilities was put into contract specifically to give advantage to one particular vendor.

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Re: Interesting

"IBM and Oracle don't have suitable facilities at present"

They both have FedRAMP certified cloud facilities.

Take your pick: Linux on Windows 10 hardware, or Windows 10 on Linux hardware

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Re: Year of the Linux desktop?

Linux is not ready for corporate use simply because there's no equivalent of group policies.

Sure, you can manage to run few pet Linux laptops but once you get to about 20 of them that's when all the "fun" starts.

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Why is that ?

In case you missed it, Pinebook is around and it is as as good and usable as any Atom based laptop in same price category.

LibreOffice 6.2 is here: Running up a Tab at the NotebookBar? You can turn it all off if you want

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Re: Linux desktop

Thank you for expressing your valuable opinion noone cares about.

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Re: Linux desktop

Irrelevant. "He wants to" is good enough.

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Re: Two things to fix in LO, and a benefit you forgot

"Aaaaah, now I get it. "

No, you obviously don't. How you are formatting your documents is absolutely irrelevant to anyone else, you can do it through your butthole swinging on a rope, noone cares.

The point is that MS Office, where most users coming from, has that option in a menu and LibreOffice does not.

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Re: Linux desktop

Firstly, binary packages are on LO site and they can be installed by a user without requiring root access.

Secondly, it's a very common issue that affects pretty much all recent software - Chrome, Opera, lots of other stuff that is compiled only for particular version of OS or set of libraries, the one developers use themselves. In many cases there's no source code and there's no excuse to not provide statically linked binaries, amount of spare CPU power, memory and SSDs on modern computers totally cover for minor performance impact and larger binaries.

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Re: Two things to fix in LO, and a benefit you forgot

Are you smart enough to understand "without using styles" or all you know is how to use a computer ?

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Re: Linux desktop

I'm upset because in year 2019 Linux software developers can't grasp a basic idea that they need compile software in the way that makes it compatible with as many operating systems as possible and not only for systems they use themselves or for systems they think others should be using.

You know, how they do it for Windows, same LibreOffice works perfectly fine on older than RHEL6 Windows 7.

Should I also mention that System Requirements page for Linux of LO version explicitly states "glibc2 version 2.5 or higher" while in reality it's 2.14 or higher ? Says a lot about quality.

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Re: Two things to fix in LO, and a benefit you forgot

Writer fails on a the most basic task of automatic page numbering, something that can be done in every other word processor in existence with literally two clicks.

Let me repeat - word processor that has gazillion options after 10+ years of development does not provide a simple and straightforward way to insert page numbers starting from a second page (2 on second page, none on first) without messing with styles.

For real.

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Linux desktop

and why it is and will remain POS together with all applications for it

[root@linux program]# cat /etc/redhat-release

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.9 (Santiago)

[root@linux program]# ./soffice

/opt/libreoffice6.2/program/oosplash: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /opt/libreoffice6.2/program/oosplash)

/opt/libreoffice6.2/program/oosplash: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.18' not found (required by /opt/libreoffice6.2/program/libuno_sal.so.3)

/opt/libreoffice6.2/program/oosplash: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by /opt/libreoffice6.2/program/libuno_sal.so.3)

And no, I'm absolutely NOT planning to upgrade (wipe and install new as there's no damn upgrade from RHEL6 to 7) my OS to just run some application.

But that's probably how some in the FOSS world like it. ® indeed

Oracle accuses US of underhand tactics because discrimination case 'doomed to fail'

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Did you just assume genders of IC5 Senior DB Devs ?

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Job title - Senior, job code - AFAIR Oracle uses IC-number for non-management positions.

Now explain me, dear Sherlock, why in your opinion IC5 Senior Recruiter should be paid same as IC5 Senior Database Developer, even if they are based in same country and office.

Actually, explain me why do you think that two IC5 Senior Database Developers from same team, irrespective of their sex, should be paid exactly the same.

German competition watchdog tells Facebook to stop combining user data without consent

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Re: The "But I don't care about them slurping my data" argument

So you have your own opinion but can't explain it ? That's very rational.

Crypto exchange in court: It owes $190m to netizens after founder 'dies without telling anyone vault passwords'

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Re: Bullshit

It's not a bullshit if that single person was the exchange.

Oh dear! Amazon's facial recognition is racist and sexist – and there's a JLaw deep fake that will make you want to tear out your eyes

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Devil

Ha, I knew all blacks and asians look the same, now I have a proof !

To be honest whites also look all the same to them, so I guess chinese facial recognition system would have exactly the same issues with caucasians.

I'm a crime-fighter, says FamilyTreeDNA boss after being caught giving folks' DNA data to FBI

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Re: Shocked

What Google has to do with it ?

Is there any proof that Apple can't access TouchID except their own words ?

Yes or no.

Pick one.

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Re: Shocked

There's zero proof that Apple does not have access to TouchID or can't gain that access if or when it is required. It's their firmware after all and it can be modified at any time.

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Shocked

What next, Apple and it's database of fingerprints ?

Oh cool, the Bluetooth 5.1 specification is out. Nice. *control-F* master-slave... 2,000 results

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Yes. I can't connect to my neighbor's soundbar via USB (you know, those things that do not work in between, I think they're called walls ?) so Bluetooth is the only way their dog can enjoy my extensive collection of aggrotech.

Oof, are you sure? Facing $9bn damages, Google asks Supreme Court to hear Java spat

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Re: @Jamie Jones... Wash, rinse, and repeat.

I think someone need to have some reading about SQL, it's not even remotely similar to this case.

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Re: @Doug S ... Better if they refuse cert

That's a quality FUD out there.

To put it into real world example you seem like so much equivalent of this lawsuit would be as if someone created exact copy of patented PCB but claimed it's a totally different product because they used capacitors from a different manufacturer.

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It's amazing

How commentards' attitude towards Google changed over these 9 years.

The BMC in OpenBMC stands for 'Burglarize My Computer' – thanks to irritating security flaw

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Re: WT actual living F?

Always on by design because it's a server that can be installed somewhere on the other side of the planet and in most cases BMC is the only way to power/configure/install/troubleshoot OS on that server.

If that in your mind was done out of convenience or profit, I'd like to hear your solution for remote management of hardware without or with broken OS.

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Re: Could we do without the trumpets, please?

BMC can have access to network ports and pretty much control everything on the server. Root or not the fact that Aspeed is a Chinese company now should be enough to start worrying.

Big Red's big pay gap: $13,000 gulf between male and female Oracle staffers – reports

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What it does not mention is whether it was same job and duties.

HR drone can be on same career level, have same performance review score and even be in same office location as an engineer but would never be on a same pay because there's abundance of HR drones and shortage of engineers.

LEARN TO THINK.

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide

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Re: I was under the impression...

Not really. Right now I'm looking at 26 core Intel CPU on which under Linux I see 52 cpus. Intel never marketed it as 52 core CPU.

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Re: Another frivolous lawsuit

Not so fast. How Intel marketed their dual-threaded CPUs at the same time, by total number of separate physical cores or number of threads ? It it's former then AMD deliberately chose to mislead customers by going against established practice and expectations.

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"There could be hundreds of thousands of people potentially impacted, and so any damages would stretch into millions of dollars."

Sorry, but you got it wrong, it's not damages, it's lawyer's fees. Plaintiffs will be lucky to get a dollar.

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